Real Estate: Residential

When it’s time to buy or sell a house or rent an apartment, many Memphians seek the services of these powerhouse companies and the individuals who own or represent them. Our city is blessed with a blend of graceful old homes, elegant new abodes, and a variety of apartment dwellings, in all parts of the town and county. The real estate professionals listed here, as well as their colleagues, guide seekers through a maze of choices. These companies shape the way we live in Memphis. Their strong credentials reflect the power of the word SOLD.

Chairman and CEO of MAA, Inc. The publicly owned Real Estate Investment Trust has a market capitalization of $2.2 billion involved in the ownership/management of more than 47,000 apartment homes located throughout the Sunbelt region of the U.S.  Number-one performing apartment REIT for shareholders over last 7 to 10 years.  Named Distinguished Alumni University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business in 2007, and Multifamily Executive of the Year in 2001 by Multifamily Executive magazine. Board Member, Memphis Tomorrow and Youth Villages.

President and Co-Founder, Crye-Leike, Realtors. B.S., Arkansas State University. Co-founded Crye-Leike with Dick Leike in Memphis in 1977. Brokers License in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Certified Residential Specialist. Graduate, Realtors Institute. Lifetime Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Received Master Entrepreneur Award. Past Chairman, Realty Alliance; Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

President and CEO, Fogelman Properties. B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Has been with company 22 years. Handles property management of over 18,000 apartment homes covering 14 states and investment in multifamily real estate. Named to “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. Board Member, National Multi-Housing Council. Board Member, Memphis Jewish Community Center and Samelson Boys & Girls Club.

Owner, John Green & Co. Realtors. B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Florida. Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Residential Broker, and Accredited Buyer’s Representative. Graduate, Realtors Institute. Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Past President, Collierville Rotary Club. Named Collierville Person of the Year by the Collierville Chamber of Commerce. Received Collierville C.H. Harrell Education Award, Lifetime Tennessee State PTA Membership, and and Shelby County Education Association Bill Colvard Friend of Education Award.

CEO, Makowsky Ringel Greenberg. Bachelor’s, Computer Engineering; M.B.A., University of Michigan. Certified Property Manager and Certified Commercial Investment Member. Lifetime Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Received Executive of the Year Award, Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. Former Vice President, Memphis Jewish Federation.

President and Owner, Hobson Realtors. B.A., Economics, University of Virginia. Former Realtor-Associate of the Year. President and Life Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Certified Residential Specialist. Certified Residential Broker. Graduate, Realtors Institute. Chairman of Memphis March of Dimes. Past Chairman of Memphis Rock ’N’ Soul Museum. Board Member of Levitt Shell. Family-owned business founded by the late Jane and Joel Hobson.

President and CEO, Alco Management, Inc. Degree in Engineering, Princeton University. Graduate of the Harvard University Smaller Company Management Program. Expertise in apartment finance and government-assisted housing programs. Has been responsible for development, acquisition, construction, management, and repositioning. Board Member, Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation and National Leased Housing Association. Member of Lambda Alpha International.

Principal Broker and CEO, Lawrence Johnson Realtors. Attended Tennessee State University and University of Memphis. Company named one of Top 25 Black-Owned Businesses in Memphis, Memphis Business Journal. First African-American Lifetime Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Named Business of the Year, Shelby County Board of Commission. Certified Real Estate Specialist. Former President, National Association of Real Estate Brokers.

President and Co-founder, Crye-Leike, Realtors. Co-founded Crye-Leike with Dick Leike in Memphis in 1977. Sixth largest real estate firm in U.S., with more than 3,600 licensed sales associates. B.B.A., Georgia State University. Received Memphis Area Association of Realtors Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Leadership Award. Certified Residential Broker. Board Member: Memphis/Shelby County Industrial Development, Magna Bank, Meritan and Germantown Education Foundation.

President, Marx-Bensdorf Realtors. Educated at the University of Memphis. Has been with firm since 1983. Sells and markets homes across Shelby and Fayette Counties. Has been a Realtor for 30 years. Lifetime Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Personal sales production is consistently in the Top 1 percent of Memphis Area Association of Realtors each year. Marx & Bensdorf is one of Memphis’ top sales-producing firms, with agents averaging 25 years’ experience in industry.

Sales Manager, Henry Turley Company. Has sold downtown real estate with company since 1981. Was personally involved in the downtown development projects Harbor Town and South Bluffs, and many condominium projects developed by the Henry Turley Company, such as The Lofts at South Bluff. Lifetime Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Has lived in downtown Memphis since 1981.

Co-Owner and Principal Broker, Sowell & Co. Licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Member, National, Tennessee (TAR), and Memphis Area Associations of Realtors (MAAR). Former Director, TAR and MAAR. Former Chairman, MAAR Professional Standards Hearing Panel and Professional Standards and Governmental Affairs, MLS, and Grievance Committees. Former President, MAAR Education Foundation. Life Member, Multi Million Dollar Club. Former Board Member, American Red Cross. Received Friends for Life Presidential Award.

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